2/3/2019 7:37:47 PM (GMT+3)

Search for Emiliano Sala's missing place begins

Search for Emiliano Sala

LONDON: An underwater seabed search for the missing plane that was carrying football player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson began on February 3. 

The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the plane disappeared over the English Channel on January 21

Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said its Geo Ocean III vessel arrived on Sunday morning to the search area. 

Together with a privately-funded vessel, it is conducting sonar surveys off Guernsey. 

The planned search area, which is based on the plane's last radar contact, is approximately 24 nautical miles north of Guernsey.